Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

This healthy pineapple coconut smoothie tastes rich and creamy, but the whole thing only has 214 calories! It is like a tropical vacation in a glass!

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

It is finally starting to feel like summer!  Which means I want to eat ice cream pretty much all the time (TheBetterhalf: How is this different from winter?).  NYC is dangerous for me – there is an ice cream or fro-yo store on almost every block.  But rather than giving in to the temptation the other day,  I decided to make a coconut smoothie to satisfy my craving for a frozen treat.  I like to make my smoothies with yogurt and milk so that they are creamy and make it seem like I’m drinking a milkshake.  But I use almond milk and fat free yogurt, so the calorie count stays low and there is very little fat.  I went with a pineapple coconut smoothie to really make myself feel like I was on vacation!  The entire thing only has 214 calories, and this make a huge smoothie!  For those looking for a fun drink to make over the long holiday weekend, this pineapple coconut smoothie would also be great with a little rum added in.  Cheers!   

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

Sprinkle some toasted coconut on top for a little extra flavor and some crunch! Plus it looks pretty.

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

Add a little rum for a tropical cocktail!

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

Just like you are on vacation!

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

Yield: 1 smoothie

214 (if you use almond milk)

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

This healthy pineapple coconut smoothie tastes rich and creamy, but the whole thing only has 214 calories! It is like a tropical vacation in a glass!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon shredded sweetened coconut, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 (6oz) container fat free yogurt, coconut flavor - I use Dannon Light n Fit Toasted Coconut (if you can't find this, use vanilla and add a drop of coconut extract)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup milk of choice, I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. If you want to garnish with toasted coconut, spread some sweetened shredded coconut on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Make sure you watch it so that it doesn't burn. I do this in a toaster oven. Set aside to cool
  2. Add all ingredients above to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour in a tall glass and garnish with toasted coconut, if desired.
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  1. Tonya says

    I just made this, without the yogurt (didn’t have any on hand), and added a banana. Love it!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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